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The Flo Show 3 – Coming To Dance Mission Theatre 4/29 – 5/1

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By SF Sentinel

My Castro San Francisco is pleased to share with you an amazing entertainment event that cannot be missed. Hoops, juggling, Maori Poi and other forms of movement with unique props will be given a decidedly contemporary spin in THE FLOW SHOW 3, one of the most unusual and engaging movement theater events in San Francisco.  25 artists will perform Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, May 1st, at 7:00 pm at Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco. Castro residents will be there in force!

Check of some of the features Castro San Francisco! The Flow Show 3 will feature group performances by The Vulcan Crew, known for their technical prowess, FIRISH who combine the Flow Arts with Irish step dance and the portal group known for a poetic/mystical aesthetic. Additionally, there will be club and ball juggling by the duo of Bri Crabtree and Brian Thompson, a hoop act by Revolva, a contact staff duet by FireSmoothie and freestyle sections, including one where random songs picked from the iPods of audience members will be used. 

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Calif. Gay Education Bill Moves Forward

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By Advocate.com Editors

My Castro San Francisco is glad to bring some positive news to you regarding the latest California Gay Education Bill. A bill sponsored by openly gay Calif. state senator Mark Leno to require social studies curriculum to include gay history is closer to becoming law after the state senate passed the legislation Thursday. Castro San Francisco smiles. The bill now heads to the general assembly, where it is widely expected to pass. This is excellent news to say the least with all the other bill setbacks gay San Francisco has had to hear about recently.

The Fair, Accurate, Inclusive and Respectful Education Act would require school districts to add LGBT individuals "to the existing list of under-represented cultural and ethnic groups already included in the state's inclusionary education requirements," according to Leno. The bill, SB-48, passed the state senate by a party line vote of 23-14. Cheers ring from our lovely Castro District.

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SF Retailer Holding Annual Sale to raise Money for HIV/AIDS

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By Bay City News Service

Hello all you wonderful Castro San Francisco residents! Here is a wonderful opportunity to support our local businesses and a great cause. My Castro San Francisco encourages you to get involved. A Castro District San Francisco retail shop that donates its profits to HIV/AIDS organizations is holding a garage sale this week in concert with Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, the retailer said.

Under One Roof, a 20-year-old shop staffed by volunteers, opened it annual "Big Green Garage Sale" on Friday at 2278 Market St. You know have the 411 Castro San Francisco so show up in force.

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Attorneys: Life the Stay on Calif. Marriage

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By Andrew Harmon

Here is that last for My Castro San Francisco readers on Prop 8. It's been 225 days since a federal district judge ruled that Proposition 8 "fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license."

But as Prop. 8 supporters pursue their appeal in the case, a stay on Judge Vaughn Walker's order to stop enforcing the ballot initiative continues. Castro San Francisco smiles knowing that the fight will never stop until equality is obtained.

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Male Models Back Marriage Equality for Gays

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Check out these supportive men Castro San Francisco. Nous Model Management's men's division has recruited more than two dozen of its male models to sign their exclusive Shepard Fairey "Defend Equality, Love Unites" poster in support of marriage equality. A poster that we will have here at My Castro San Francisco!

We urge all of you in Castro San Francisco to support this cause! The poster, spearheaded by Nous Model's men's director David Todd, and featuring signatures including that of rugby star and model Nick Youngquest (pictured), will be sold at auction to benefit grassroots marriage equality charity FAIR. A charity that needs all of our support. So get out there Castro San Francisco.

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NYT: Life the Prop. 8 Stay

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Here you go Castro San Francisco. The following is the latest Prop 8 news. A growing chorus is imploring a federal appeals court to allow marriages for gay couples to resume in California, one that now includes TheNew York Times. The rollercoaster that is Prop 8 continues.

"Every day same-sex couples are denied their right to marry is another day of injustice for them and their families," a Monday opinion piece reads. An opinion that is shared by Castro San Francisco residents "Couples who wish to wed knowing that the appellate court could decide to uphold Proposition 8’s ban should be allowed to take that chance."

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PROP 8; Politics Still Not Safe for Gays

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By Andrew Harmon

The latest news on PROP8 from us here at My Castro. The California Supreme Court Wednesday announced it would hear arguments as to whether marriage-equality opponents have standing to defend Proposition 8 in court when state officials refused to do so. We refuse to stop fighting for equality as well here the Castro San Francisco.

The court's move will further delay ultimate resolution of the case, now on appeal before the U.S. court of appeals for the ninth circuit. Unfortunately, a delay that gay advocates in Castro San Francisco know all to well.

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Queer Health Clinic Needs Funds

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By Sarah Marloff

Tuesday morning one of San Francisco's most dependable and quality, sliding scale clinics— Lyon-Martin Health Services—abruptly announced it would be closing it's doors at the end of the week due to "financial crisis." This is horrible news for local Castro San Francisco Residents. Less than 12 hours later a Town Hall meeting was held at the LGBT Center. Community uproar convinced board members and city supervisors to hold off closing the clinic in order to allow staff and community members some time to fundraise. Here ay MyCastro.com we urge you to help!

"When I received word from a friend about the possible closure of Lyon-Martin's on Tuesday morning, I was shocked and angry that yet another of OUR resources is compromised," says Sarah Ornellas, a case manager for a San Francisco organization that serves homeless transitional age youth living with HIV/AIDS.

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Hot Sheet

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By Brandon Voss

The top 10 entertainment highlights on our gaydar for Castro San Francisco this week: Guy Branum scores, Josh Strickland sings, Tabatha Coffey lets her hair down, and gladiators go gayer than Glee.

10. TV: Be Good Johnny Weir
Even before we knew at MyCastro.com San Francisco that Johnny Weir officially came out as a gay man in his new memoir, Welcome to My World, Logo had already scooped up a second season of the Olympic figure skater’s documentary series. Gearing up for that summer premiere, which is currently filming, Logo will spotlight the soul beneath the sequins when it replays the nine-episode debut season — originally shown on the Sundance Channel — beginning January 25. MyCastro.com San Francisco urges you to check out this season.

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